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Wannabe Burglars Crash Truck into a Porsche Dealership, Leave on Foot

Wannabe Burglars Crash Truck into a Porsche Dealership, Leave on Foot

PSA: No 911R were injured in the attempt

Crimes never pays. Okay, well sometimes it does if you’re really good at it, but most people aren’t. Such is the case with three men that attempted (and failed miserably, I might add) to steal the safe from a Porsche dealership in Houston, Texas. In what is known as a “smash-and-grab,” three men drove their pickup into the Porsche dealership, wrapped a 50-foot chain around the safe, then attempted to pull a Fast-5 move and drag the safe from the building. It might have worked, but the bumper of the Silverado used go stuck on the door frame, leaving the would-be thieves no choice but to leave on foot. Not only did they fail miserably, but they lost their vehicle and was apparently caught on camera. We couldn’t make this stuff up. Oh, and the damages – those are pretty extreme considering the damaged cars in the showroom. Keep reading to find out and see some photos from the failed burglary.

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22 Year Old Steals Porsche 918, Gets Busted 6 Hours Later

22 Year Old Steals Porsche 918, Gets Busted 6 Hours Later

There’s something very familiar about the way this car was stolen...

Do you remember the opening scene of the Gone in 60 Seconds remake? In the very beginning, Kip Raines (portrayed by Giovanni Ribisi) is determined to steal “Tina,” a car that is said to be a Porsche 911 996. To do so, he grabs his “tool,” better known as a brick, from the trunk of his car, smashes the front glass window and proceeds to jack move Tina. Eventually, he goes on to get into an illegal street race, leads police to the warehouse, and the whole plot of the movie unfolds from there. So why am I talking about an entertaining scene from a 16-year-old movie? Because someone from Salt Lake City, Utah decided he wanted to be just like Kip Raines.

I’m not even kidding, either. According to the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Francisco Gonzalez-Velasquez – a 22-year-old male – tried to pull the same move that Kip Raines did in Gone in 60 Seconds. The Sheriff’s office claims that Gonzalez-Velasquez broke the front glass of a Porsche car dealership in Salt Lake City, then proceeded to steal a Porsche right off of the showroom floor. It wasn’t a Porsche 996, though. Gonzalez-Velasquez had more expensive taste and went for a Porsche 918 Spyder that is valued at $1.6 million.

The funny part about the whole thing is the fact that Gonzalez-Velasquez didn’t wait until night time to make this expensive grab. He did it at around 4:30 in the afternoon. Police caught up with him in that very car just six hours later, where he was arrested on charges of theft, burglary, and theft by receiving stolen property. I’m sure it was a fun ride while it lasted, but I’m pretty sure that ride isn’t worth the time behind bars the suspect will serve if he is convicted on all charges.

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Video: Porsche 911 Driver Chases Hit And Run Driver

Video: Porsche 911 Driver Chases Hit And Run Driver

Hit-and-runs are no joking matter. It’s one of those things that can be clearly avoided if a driver is responsible enough to watch what the road while he’s driving. That and not driving while intoxicated. Very important to remember.

Even if there are a plethora of ways to prevent hit-and-runs from happening, the sad truth is they still happen. Far too often than it should.

Take this video for example. An indistinguishable hatchback appears to run over a motorcycle and like the idiot that he is, he tries to run away like nothing happened. Fortunately, a Porsche 911 sees the entire thing happen and decides that justice had to be served.

So the driver of the 911 chases down the culprit. It made for an interesting chase that involved a number of other cars and in the end, the offending driver gets cornered into coming out and facing the wrath of those understandably peeved drivers who witnessed the dramatic crash.

Good for these guys who did the right thing. Hopefully, the offending driver gets his comeuppance in the form of justice being served.

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Lindsay Lohan was Not Permitted to Drive When She Crashed a Rented Porsche

Lindsay Lohan was Not Permitted to Drive When She Crashed a Rented Porsche

We hate to say we told you so… Wait who are we kidding? We love to say we told you that our article about oft-troubled Lindsay Lohan crashing her rented Porsche would not be the last thing we’d hear about the accident. According to TMZ, Lohan was forbidden to drive any car at the time she was in the accident.

You see, Ms. Lohan has a bit of a, um, drinking problem and with that problem tends to come her urge to get behind the wheel of a motorized vehicle. To help prevent that and preserve the filming of her ongoing Lifetime series “Liz & Dick,” the company insuring the film added a stipulation that Lindsay Lohan was forbidden to drive any car, let alone a Porsche 911, while the show was in production.

Oops, we guess she missed that memo. We also assume that the production company missed that memo too, as directly behind Lohan’s borrowed Porsche during the accident was an SUV used by the production crew… Double oops.

Fortunately for the production company, the insurance company did not cancel the plan, but it did require the company to inform Lohan that she is not permitted to drive for any reason whatsoever.

What a life to live. You have multiple millions of dollars in the bank and you have insurance companies and production companies taking your keys away like a 16-year-old that just got caught staying out after curfew.

Okay, we can once again resume ignoring everything involving Lindsay Lohan, unless it involves her and a car.

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Female crashes Porsche 911 Turbo into gas station in Turkey

Female crashes Porsche 911 Turbo into gas station in Turkey

Mistaking the brake pedal for the accelerator is a problem often associated with the elderly who seem to slowly lose some of their procedural skills due to age. That being said, this mistake is also prevalent in females who account for double of all accidents caused by making this simple and forgivable mistake when compared to men.

We have no idea why this occurs, but an interesting case has just come out of Turkey, where a young woman crashed her spectacular white Porsche 911 Turbo into a gas station after accidentally applying the throttle instead of the brake when turning in to fill up at the station.

As you’ll soon see from the attached video, the woman crashed into a black car before crashing through the gas station, plowing through the aisles of products and almost coming out the other side of station.

The Porsche 911 Turbo is so fast that the driver may have only floored the gas pedal for 1 to 2 seconds, and the car would have already been traveling 30 or 40 mph before it even entered the station.

Fortunately, the driver and her passenger were not injured in the incident although an employee at the gas station was admitted to hospital with minor injuries.

If you have any suggestions on how manufacturers could minimize these incidents, then leave a comment!

For more video footage of the insane crash, hit the jump!

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Porsche 911 GT3 RS owner attempts to drive home after crash

Porsche 911 GT3 RS owner attempts to drive home after crash

Once again, here’s proof that if you have enough money to buy a high-performance car, it doesn’t mean you’re actually capable of driving it too. A member of the Houston-Imports forum posted a few pictures of a Porsche 911 GT3 RS after he crashed it in Woodlands, Texas, and then attempted to drive it home.

While there aren’t many details available about the crash - all the guy said was that he would "Need to learn how to drive it.....especially in the combat zone of the Woodlands, TX" - we’re really, really curious about why the heck he would try and drive his car after a crash like that when you could just as easily wait for a tow-truck to do its magic. The answer to this question was given by the comment of another member: "a co-worker saw this car coming from [street names], apparently being a huge douche, hauling ass back and forth with the windows down".

Way to go, buddy. Anyway, we’re really sorry for the car and the only excuse this guy could have is that even Jeremy Clarkson managed to crash a Porsche GT3.

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How to turn a Porsche Boxster S into Murcielago Roadster

How to turn a Porsche Boxster S into Murcielago Roadster

Usually when people drive a car like thePorsche Boxster S, they are very pleased with their form of transportation. Then there are those people that are never fully satisfied with what they have, the old "grass is always greener on the other side" scenario. The latter description fits the owner of this Porsche-turned-Lamborghini Murcielago. Yep, this guy overhauled his Porsche to turn it into a Murcielago. Maybe he missed his chance to own the Lamborghini once the last production model rolled off the line, but that still isn’t a reason to do this to a perfectly good Boxster.

Now, we really shouldn’t share this type of information for fear of someone else creating this type of sin, but this little project - complete with Lamborghini’s scissor doors - cost the owner $45,000. So if you want everyone to make fun of you and turn their nose up at your decision, go ahead and save up $45K and do this to your car.

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100% Russian bling: Gold plated Porsche 911 turbo

100% Russian bling: Gold plated Porsche 911 turbo

If you wake up day after day only to find your bank balance replenished by a few million dollars, chances are at some point, you won’t know what to do with it. Take this Porsche 911 owner for example. He couldn’t find ways to get rid of the fast-accumulating green paper and did this to himself.- A 40- pound pure gold covered Porsche 911.

We find the idea annoying but appreciate the work that has gone into it. The carvings and designs on the surface are brilliant and would have taken weeks to complete by an extremely set of talented and skilled individuals. The polished surface looks nice and should have masked the rear-view mirrors entirely, eliminating the need for a reflective glass and related electronics for adjustments, but maybe next time?!

Driving a Porsche 911 on the streets would grab enough attention leave alone a gold-covered one. Is the Sultan of Brunei reading this?

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